Restaurants

Top Choice Greek in Hora (Naxos)

Doukato

In a magical setting that has been a monastery, church and a school, Doukato is capturing plenty of attention on the Naxos dining scene. Its award-winning chef produces top Naxian specialities such as gouna (sun-dri…
Greek in Hora (Naxos)

Lucullus

Tucked up towards the back of Old Market St, Lucullus has been around since 1908 and claims to be Naxos' oldest taverna. Greek staples in this atmospheric place are the way to go, with excellent versions of veal lim…
Greek in Hora (Naxos)

Labyrinth

It’s a toss-up as to which is more welcoming here: the warm interior or the pretty, private courtyard. Munch through marinated vegies with grilled manouri (soft cheese from the north), swordfish with herbs, or seafo…
Greek in Apiranthos

Taverna O Platanos

Set beneath the shade of its namesake plane tree, this lively family restaurant serves up everything from yoghurt and homemade cheeses to grilled local meat. Try the hearty traditional dish of ‘rosto’ pork in tomato…
Italian in Hora (Naxos)

L’Osteria

This authentic Italian eatery is tucked away in a small alley uphill from the harbour, beneath the kastro walls. Grab a table in the cute courtyard and prepare to be impressed: the appetising menu changes daily, but…
Seafood in Hora (Naxos)

Meze 2

It would be easy to dismiss this waterfront restaurant at the harbour as a tourist trap, but don’t. Its Cretan and Naxian menu and fantastic service make it stand out from the bunch. The seafood is superb – try squi…
Greek in Apiranthos

Lefteris

With a deck taking in a phenomenal view, this charming, well-regarded place has the look and feel of an old country kitchen. Not much has changed here in a while! The short menu homes in on local cheeses and grilled…
Cafe in Hora (Naxos)

Anna’s Garden Café

Entirely earthy feeling and 100% organic, Anna’s creates a lunchtime dish of the day, driven by local, seasonal produce. Breakfasts are good: think homemade muesli and yoghurt, spelt bread or omelettes. Anna’s also …
Greek in Hora (Naxos)

Maro

There’s no sea view or old-town romance here, but the locals don’t care. They’re too busy tucking into mammoth portions of delicious, good-value food. The zucchini balls (fritters) are tasty, the moussaka enormous. …
Italian in Halki

Il Basilico

Near the entrance to Halki coming from Hora, this lively restaurant offers an excellent, changing menu, sourcing ingredients daily. The garden patio and colourful tiles add to the atmosphere (as do the excellent Ita…